M.Sc. On Campus

Nutrition and Food Sciences

The University of Vermont

12 months
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
683 USD/credit 20490 USD/year
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The Nutrition and Food Sciences MSc degree offered by The University of Vermont encompasses both basic and applied aspects of human nutrition and food science. 


The Nutrition and Food Sciences MSc degree offered by The University of Vermont focuses on Web-based interactive multimedia tools for teaching and research, Internet-based weight management programs, milk chemistry, cheese technology and food microbiology.

Since our faculty members' research interests are diverse, prospective graduate students should visit our faculty info section to review their research interests and contact individual department members for information about ongoing research projects and fellowship/assistantship opportunities.

Learning Goals

  • Attain and maintain an advanced level of knowledge in key content areas of nutrition and/or food sciences.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design and defend a scientifically valid hypothesis-driven project to advance the field of nutrition or food sciences.
  • Develop professional level oral and written communication skills designed to disseminate nutrition or food science research findings. 
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to critically evaluate current research in specific scientific areas related to the nutrition or food sciences field.
  • Conduct research for a successful transition into research, industry, government or other non-profit related jobs.

Places the M.S. In Nutrition and Food Sciences graduates have found employment:

  • PhD student at UC Davis
  • Extension Educator, Louisiana State University
  • Research Assistant, Vermont Lung Center
  • Health Analyst, Vermont Department of Health
  • Extension EFNEP Coordinator, University of Vermont
  • Product Development Scientist, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
  • Diabetes Educator

Programme Structure

  • Research Methods in Nutrition and Food Sciences: A graduate-level NFS course focused on advanced research methods, including grant preparation, Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements, data analysis and presentation.
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences Seminar: Weekly meetings focused on research presentations and critiques within the department.
  • Comprehensive Examination: A written and/or oral comprehensive examination (decided up on by your advisor and thesis committee members).
  • Research and Thesis: Original research (and a written summary of it) conducted under the supervision of your faculty advisor. (Most graduate students also submit their thesis results, usually in condensed form to scholarly journals for publication consideration)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications from students not seeking funding are accepted on a rolling basis.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You have an undergraduate degree in nutrition, dietetics, food science or another science (such as biology or chemistry) 
  • You have taken an undergraduate course in biochemistry, which has organic chemistry as a prerequisite
  • Electronic Application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Application Fee of $65.00 for Master and Doctoral; $20 for Certificate of Graduate Study
  • Email addresses for three people who will provide letters of recommendation. This information is submitted within the application and letters are sent from the recommender directly to us through the application portal. 
  • One transcript from each institution you have attended, including the one you currently attend. Unofficial transcripts uploaded by you are sufficient for the review process for most programs. Official transcripts are only required if you are admitted.
  • Residential Status Questionnaire
  • Test scores for English proficiency for applicants whose native language is not English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    20490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Burlington

1269 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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